Environment

Livestock methane-reducing product gets commercial contract in Oz

Livestock methane-reducing product gets commercial contract in Oz

CH4 Global Inc. has announced the first commercial sale and supply of its Asparagopsis-based methane-reducing product for ruminant animals to...

June 26, 2022

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading foresters has confirmed the positive potential of tree planting as a frontline response for agriculture,...

June 20, 2022

ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

The first of seven ARCZero farm walks was recently hosted by Roger and Hilary Bell, who hail from Kells, Co....

June 20, 2022

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands have been chosen to partake in a project which would see them aim to become carbon neutral...

May 19, 2022

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

The results of a study, looking at the potential for biomethane production in Northern Ireland, show considerable promise. However, those...

May 11, 2022

Study shows 11% methane drop in supplemented dairy cows

Study shows 11% methane drop in supplemented dairy cows

A new study has shown that cumulative methane output was reduced by almost 11% in dairy cows that received a...

May 9, 2022

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

New Zealand dairy cooperative, Fonterra, is to expand a trial which uses seaweed to reduce methane emissions from cows. In...

May 5, 2022

Leave No Trace Ireland joins NI Environment Link

Leave No Trace Ireland joins NI Environment Link

Leave No Trace (LNT) Ireland has become a member of the Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and will now work...

April 21, 2022

Strathroy Dairy goes ‘carbon neutral’ at Omagh plant

Strathroy Dairy goes ‘carbon neutral’ at Omagh plant

Strathroy Dairy’s processing plant in Omagh, Co. Tyrone is now officially a carbon-neutral site, according to the processor. Strathroy said...

February 9, 2022

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

A study of river water quality during one of the UK’s wettest ever winters shows a massive increase in agricultural...

February 4, 2022

Arla’s ambitious solar park plan expected to cover 33% energy consumption

Arla’s ambitious solar park plan expected to cover 33% energy consumption

A collaboration between Arla Foods in Denmark and a renewable energy company that will involve the creation of four solar...

January 31, 2022

Hundreds of farmers expected to demonstrate at Stormont over climate bill

Hundreds of farmers expected to demonstrate at Stormont over climate bill

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has confirmed that it will host a controlled ‘climate change rally’ tomorrow morning (February 1,...

January 31, 2022

FAO calls for reversal of soil degradation amid increasing pressure

FAO calls for reversal of soil degradation amid increasing pressure

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for the reversal of soil degradation in response...

January 29, 2022

Union defends policy of maintaining livestock numbers in NI

Union defends policy of maintaining livestock numbers in NI

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, William Irvine, believes that production agriculture and the environment are two sides of the...

January 28, 2022

DSM and Thai company to measure sustainability of animal farming

DSM and Thai company to measure sustainability of animal farming

Global science-based company, Royal DSM and CPF (Thailand) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an aim to measure...

January 20, 2022

Lack of emissions disclosures among animal protein producers – FAIRR

Lack of emissions disclosures among animal protein producers – FAIRR

New data from global investor coalition, FAIRR’s Protein Producer Index has shown that only 18% of global meat and dairy...

December 8, 2021

‘Technology revolution’ in agriculture could reduce environmental impact

‘Technology revolution’ in agriculture could reduce environmental impact

A technology revolution in agriculture could help address the global challenge to produce more food while reducing pollution and environmental...

November 24, 2021

Report: Peatlands could reduce GHG emissions by 800m tonnes per year

Report: Peatlands could reduce GHG emissions by 800m tonnes per year

Protecting and restoring peatlands can reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 800 million tonnes per year – equivalent to...

November 9, 2021